This wedding has to be one in the books for me. I traveled all the way down to North Carolina in early December expecting the weather to be in the 50’s MAYBE 40’s. I was hoping to wear a fall coat, or maybe even just a sweater! Finally, I was getting out of the cold! Wow, was I wrong. It was like a record breaking snow storm for them. To us Canadians, it’s no big deal…. 6 inches of snow pfft… We deal with that on the daily. But to people in North Carolina, it is the biggest deal! I don’t blame them, as they don’t have snow removal like we would in Canada. I’m not going to lie… the roads were BAD. No one knows how to drive in the snow, no one has snow tires, and no one is ploughing or salting the roads. Apparently I was the only vendor that did not call the bride and ask if the wedding was canceled! Thats how bad it was to the. The result, you ask? The maid of honour/hairdresser/MUA got stuck in the snow, and had to have someone pick her up. So, Sophie didn’t start getting ready until I think about 3 hours after the planned time. Lets just say, we had to rearrange the entire schedule to make room for photos before it got dark at 5, and probably only about a quarter (If even) of the guests were able to make it. 🙁 I felt so bad for them, but I’m telling you guys….Nick and Sophie focused on the positive aspects of the day, the fact that they were getting married. I was blown away at these two and their attitudes. You would never guess from the photos that their day was nothing like they expected.
Even though more than half the tables were empty at their reception, it didn’t stop them from having a blast. Also, they had breakfast for dinner! Yeppp.. Waffles, sausage, bacon, eggs… Yum
Also, incase you missed Nick’s amazing gift to Sophie that I posted on Facebook and Instagram, scroll down to read the story. You won’t want to miss it!
Okay you guys, this has to be one of the top three moments I have ever had the privilege to photograph. I’ve seen a lot of gifts exchanged on wedding days, but none of them have compared to the gift that Nick gave to Sophie. Ya, I was crying when she opened it. I was trying so hard to get a grip so I could see through my viewfinder, but I honestly don’t think you could have been in that room and had a dry eye. He wrote her 20 handwritten letters for her to open on various occasions of their life together. All the way up until retirement. The first was labeled “To my wife on our wedding day.” Others were, “ To my wife on the day we buy our first home, and on the day we have our first child.” 😭 You could tell these two were very serious about the life long commitment they were about to make to each other, and It was a beautiful thing to witness.